Business Managers Meeting June 7, 2005
Subcontracting Plans – Keith and Marta Why/How Template Resources to Identify Vendors/Purchasing Website Links Build from ground up; do not use “pre-set” or artificial goals If a sponsor imposes goals, contact ORSP for assistance What to do if a sub versus prime contractor (prime is responsible for overall goal; individual subs may contribute greater/lesser amounts to total goal(s) 2 Vacation/Accrued Annual Leave – Ron and Keith Two Federally accepted methods Impact on “softmoney” employees on projects ending/scheduled to end-Leave should be used prior to end of project Permanent (non-softmoney) employees retain leave, in accordance with RU HR policies and remain employed after end of sponsored project as do “softmoney” employees moving to another sponsored project to cover his/her salary or accepting a permanent position at Rutgers Rutger’s policy/approach Agenda
Subawards in foreign countries, – Keith and Donna Cost reimbursable subawards are the norm. We do not pay funding upfront; this is how we operate with subawardees within the US, and likewise how we are paid when we receive an award or a subaward Advances of limited amount of funds depending upon special circumstances; discussion of those conditions and the need to contact ORSP in advance to plan for that contingency. An exception, not the norm Budget Template – Keith (updated versions are on the ORSP website) The Budget template has again been updated and is available on the ORSP website. Please use the latest version dated June, 2005 for all proposals and revised budgets. Agenda
5. Electronic Submission Systems – Keith and Mary Update of 9 electronic grant systems: Grants.gov NASA NSPIRES RAMS Proposal Central NIH eRA Commons NSF Fastlane US Dept. of Ed e-Grants US Dept. of Energy e-Center US Dept of Defense eReceipt Space Telescope Science Institute STGMS 6. Effort Reporting Under the new TRS - Ron The rules for Effort Certification have not changed Effort Reporting is now separate from time reporting under the new TRS Departments must develop ways to maintain the proper certification The DGCA will be developing statistical audits to determine rates of compliance Agenda
Subcontracting Plans • These are not commonly requested, but if the RFP/Proposal Submission requirements indicate that such a plan is required contact Keith and your grant specialist immediately. • Both ORSP and Purchasing now have a template with no pre-set goals (in the past this chart had goals which some individuals mistakenly just copied, an incorrect way to build a plan). • Finalize your direct cost budget. Then remove all items that are fixed expenses (e.g., salaries, fringe benefits, subawards to other universities), and examine the remaining line items, especially areas such as equipment, supplies, and travel. • Then begin to identify vendors and “build from the ground up”. Goals should be reasonable, not inflated. Some categories will have “zero” for dollar allocations and “zero” percent. Other categories, if used may have fractional percents, and be very small in terms of overall dollars. • The Purchasing website has a list of vendors in each of the categories to help identify such sources: • Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Women-Owned Small Business, HUBZone Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business • Finally a list of “other than small business” such as subawards to other universities is put into the “other” category. • All of these together then become the dollars/percentage goals for your subcontracting plan. ORSP will be glad to review and assist prior to submission. DO NOT DO THIS ON THE DAY OF SUBMISSION. Purchasing Buyers and the Purchasing website can also assist in identification of appropriate vendors to help you establish reasonable and achievable goals.
Vacation/Accrued Annual Leave Methods • Central Pool • Direct Charging
Subawards in foreign Countries Issued as cost reimbursable or fixed price agreement Need crystal-clear scope of work, approved budgets and payment plan for subcontractor More complex, require diligent departmental scrutiny Review of project progress with PI Timeliness and accuracy of invoicing Expense monitoring in accordance with approved budget Foreign entities NOT excluded from sponsor terms and conditions, federal laws and human subjects/animal regulations May present EAR/ITAR, IP issues unforeseen at the time of application .
Subawards in foreign Countries Payments made by wire transfer, not by cash/check Require Subcontractor’s banking information Bank Name and address Bank swift or code number Name of account and the account number Advance funds may be considered in exceptional circumstances Discuss with designated Grant Specialist Subrecipient monitoring issues still apply
Budget Templates • The F&A rates have been updated. • The fringe rates have been updated, however until we hear the effective fringe rates from the State of New Jersey we will use estimated rates. • Lines were added for each category for other subcodes. • The cells were extended to be able to fit more numerical characters. http://orsp.rutgers.edu/CostShare/default.asp
Grants.gov NASA NSPIRES RAMS Proposal Central NIH eRA Commons NSF FastLane US Dept of Ed e-Grants US Dept of Energy e-Center US Dept of Defense eReceipt Space Telescope Science Institute STGMS Electronic Grant Systems
Commerce-NOAA HUD DHHS Energy Nat’l Endow Human. Nat’l Endow Arts Labor Education EPA Interior DOT Agriculture State Small Business Adm. Justice Grants.govVarious Federal Agencies
Grants.gov • PI registration only necessary to receive announcements, not to submit proposals. • Mustdownload free software - PureEdge Viewer. • PI downloads application package and prepares proposal on his/her computer. • Tipsheet for proposal preparation on ORSP website at http://orsp.rutgers.edu/Grants.gov Tipsheet.doc. • Send completed application as attachment to ORSP. • ORSP reviews and submits proposal. • Contact agency for status of proposal. • http://www.grants.gov
NASA NSPIRES • PIs must register via website http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/ • ORSP will approve registration • Used to submit and review proposals
Alliance for Lupus Research American Cancer Society American Lung Association Arthritis Foundation Burroughs Wellcome Fund Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Lance Armstrong Foundation New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research Paralyzed Veterans of America University of California AIDS Research Program US Immunodeficiency Network RAMS Proposal CentralVarious Foundations and Non-Profits
RAMS Proposal Central • PI must register via website. https://v2.ramscompany.com/Login.asp • PI submits proposals directly to sponsor. • Used by foundations and non-profits. • New agencies are added often.
NIH eRA Commons • PI must register through ORSP • Need name and email address • Uses • Internet assisted reviews • Submission of financial reports • To track status of proposals • To submit e-SNAPs (electronic Streamlined Non-competing Award Process) (coming soon) • https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/
NSF Fastlane • PIs must register through ORSP. • Everything is done electronically. • Allow SRO Access to ORSP and DGCA to review and submit documents. • Training held twice a year or as needed. • Next class will be in Fall 2005. • https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/fastlane.jsp
US Dept of Educatione-Grants • PIs register via website. http://e-grants.ed.gov/e-app/eaHome.asp • PIs submit proposals directly to sponsor. • PIs must submit hardcopy with signatures to sponsor. • Transitioning to Grants.gov
US Dept of Energye-Center • PIs register via website. http://e-center.doe.gov/ • PI sends proposal files to ORSP. • ORSP uploads files and submits. • Some submissions through Grants.gov.
US Dept of DefenseCDMRP eReceipt(Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs) • PIs must register via website. https://cdmrp.org/ • Send proposal files to ORSP. • ORSP uploads files and submits.
Space Telescope Science InstituteSTGMS(Space Telescope Grants Management System) • PIs must register through ORSP. • Must download Java application software. • ORSP submits proposals, etc. • http://gms.stsci.edu/index.jsp
Effort Reporting Under the new TRS • The rules for Effort Certification have not changed • Effort Reporting is now separate from time reporting under the new TRS • Departments must develop ways to maintain the proper certification • The DGCA will be developing statistical audits to determine rates of compliance